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The Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness gauged 567 cross-vertical executives’ confidence in their organizations’ ability to respond to more »

A former Flowers Hospital lab technician was indicted in early September on charges that he stole eight patients’ protected health information (PHI) more »

Social security numbers and credit card numbers are often thought of as key pieces of information for thieves to have in terms more »

Owensboro Medical Practice is currently conducting an internal investigation into a data breach that exposed 3,000 patients’ data. There are conflicting reports more »

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) released its Breach Management Toolkit earlier in 2014 and will offer a session on how to more »

More details surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hurried HealthCare.gov launch last fall are emerging. The most recent, Rep. more »

International hackers are moving up to the top of healthcare organizations’ concern lists, and those fears are beginning to be applied to more »

In addition to another patient lawsuit seeking damages as a result of the Community Health Systems, Inc. data breach that impacted 4.5 more »

BOSTON – Medical identity theft, fraud and negligence are prevalent healthcare data breaches these days because of the integration of financial data more »

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently announced its third data breach in two years, according to local10.com. The most recent breach exposed more »

BOSTON – Boston Children’s Hospital was fairly quiet about its run-in last spring with the hacktivist group Anonymous until recently, but now it more »

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center has been hit with yet another lawsuit following a health data breach. On July more »

BOSTON – Front-page data breaches and organizations being forced to pay millions in federal fines certainly have not gone unnoticed among providers more »

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a revolutionary shift toward widespread utilization of electronic health records (EHRs). This change has more »

A Temple University physicians’ office recently notified 3,780 patients that their data was exposed after a laptop was stolen from its surgery more »

Central Utah Clinic published a data breach notification letter to alert 31,677 patients that their information had been compromised on August 7, more »

If they haven’t been hacked already, healthcare organizations are undoubtedly hearing cyber criminals’ footsteps. But what are these organizations seeing from hackers more »

Pella Regional Health Center admitted to a security breach last week when it was discovered that human error paired with a system more »

The Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital could be facing a security breach after organization officials recently discovered that several boxes with patients’ information more »

BOSTON – In detailing some recent security “war stories” at the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum, John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel more »

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and FBI are now investigating the recent hack into the HealthCare.Gov test more »

AltaMed Health Services announced last week that 2,995 patients’ data were potentially compromised when an employee stole patient records in an apparent more »

Duke University Health System recently announced that it experienced a patient data breach on July 1 when an unauthorized person stole an more »

HITRUST released the pertinent information and participant numbers for its CyberRX 2.0 program today, announcing that more than 750 healthcare organizations signed more »

Memorial Hermann Health System reported an internal data breach in which an employee was able to gain unauthorized entry into the organization’s more »

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